Accepting Applications for Cleantech Pitch Competition

PortTech EXPO.pngThe 4th Annual PortTech EXPO kicks off with a Pitch Competition open to any entrepreneur or start-up team with a cleantech device, product, service or system that reduces environmental impacts or accelerates sustainable development. The competition seeks to showcase and promote promising start-ups working on or with clean technology based projects or products related to energy, the environment, transportation or security. Devices, services or systems that save energy, reduce emissions, clean stormwater runoff, remediation of contaminated air, water, soil or provide clean transportation alternatives are preferred. The focus of this competition is to prepare the entrepreneur for encounters and interactions with investors, customers, partners and vendors.

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There is no cost to participate – only the time and effort to work up and perfect a pitch – the first and most important chance to make a good impression. Ten finalists will be selected from the applicants to present an eight minute pitch & deck about the company, team, technology, IP, product, market, financials and needs to a panel of investors, industry experts and environmental specialists in the Pitch Competition on September 10, 2013.

Orientation Session – July 31st, PortTech Training Center, San Pedro

Coaching Session 1 – August 8th, SBDC Office, Long Beach

Coaching Session 2 – August 15th, SBDC Office, Long Beach

Selection and notification of Finalists – August 28

PortTech Entrepreneur Pitch Competition – September 10, Port of Los Angeles

PortTech Los Angeles is a commercialization center and incubation program that promotes and develops companies with technologies that enable enterprises and consumers to meet their immediate and future environmental, energy, security and logistics goals. PortTechLA is an integral part of the Clean Tech Los Angeles Initiative, a founding member of the Business Incubation Network of Southern California and is a member of the National Business Incubation Association. The incubator is a cooperative effort of the City of Los Angeles, the Port of Los Angeles and the business communities of San Pedro and Wilmington. It is located adjacent to the Port of Los Angeles in the heart of the San Pedro Business Improvement and Arts, Culture and Entertainment Districts.